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is you have the vote. the vote will decide. i think not to vote, not to consider this question -- america is in serious problems with respect to health care. virtually every other developed country has a better system than we do. ours is costly. in places it's ineffective. it's deeply troubled. the time has come to really see that people who have no insurance can get insurance. now, the good part about this bill is that it is structured so that it is phased in. so that over time we can watch it. we can change it. for example, this next year, small business tax credits go in place and $5 billion is available for insurance for those who have been denied because of preconditions. so these people will be able to get insurance right away. things like the exchange and the public option come on line on 2014. so the bill, in a sense, is incremental. we can watch it. we can change it. the important thing is that we debate it. there be a free flow of amendments. that some will pass, some will fall. the bill will go to conference. it has to be reconciled with the house bill. so we're at the beginnin
across the country, a salute to america and the men and women in uniform. leanne gregg, nbc news. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> some of the first women ever to fly military aircraft were honored in dallas. 21 members from texas and the women's air force service pilots, world war ii pilots, known as watches, were given their proper recognition. senator kay bailey hutchison congratulated them. they'll each receive the congressional gold medal. >>> also in texas, a retired air force pilot was reunited with valuable lost possessions. he spent seven years as a p.o.w. in vietnam and left without his dog tags and wedding ring. after nearly 40 years, those items have been returned to him. and the best news of all, the ring still fits. >>> a new jersey man was also separated from a wedding ring, only it was his wife's and he had accidentally thrown it in the trash. not realizing that the ring was in an empty cup, he tossed it into the garbage. he contacted the dump and was sold it was in a ten-ton stack of trash. after hours of sifting he got out of
. (announcer) it's not a game. it's a race. and first prize is the future. some say america can't win. that we've had our time. but here's what they don't understand: it's not america that will run this race... it's americans. 300 million of us. free to compete... free to out-work, out-think, out-dream anyone, anywhere. free enterprise. it's how we unleash the power of 300 million individual economies. washington may help in times of trouble... but free enterprise is what america is counting on to grow our economy for the long-term. our challenge: create 20 million new jobs in the next ten years. and your dreams make the difference. the race for the future starts now. join it. because america's here to win. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> military prosecutors file 13 counts of premeditated murder charges against the man in the ft. hood shootings. the rampage left 13 soldiers dead. investigators bieve hected alone. robert gates condemned those within the military and government who leaked information to the public. >>> federal prosecutors are trying to seize a mosque in ma
. >> today with the passage of affordable health care for america act we will make history. we will also make progress for america's working families. >> reporter: and next up, the senate and the president told democrats yesterday if we don't get this done this year, we're not going to get it done any time soon because next year is an election year. >> there's so much debate on both sides of the aisle. what exactly does this bill include. >> this bill does include a public option and it includes coverage for 36 million uninsured. right now there are 50 million uninsured in in country estimated. it provides subsidies for those who can't afford premiums. there's a very controversial amendment a compromise reached at the last minute prohibiting coverage of abortions for those getting federal funds for their insurance coverage, jenna. >> mi, thank you so much. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david joins us this morning. >> good morning. >> this time yesterday a lot of people wondering whether democrats would be able to get this done. now that it is all done, what does this mean fo
. a wrenching decision. >> as long as i am commander in chief, america is going to do right by them. >> reporter: a former defense secretary urged the president to hurry. >> what is important he make a decision and make it reasonably soon. you've got young men and women out there carrying the battle who are at great risk. if we've got the wrong strategy, change it. >> reporter: again today, the commander in chief met with advisers. he's getting more optis. besides afghan commanding general stan mccrystal's call for 40,000 more troops and vice president biden's plan to send as few as 10,000, there are middle ground plans for 30,000 more reportedly backed by defense secretary gates, secretary of state clinton and by chairman of the joint chiefs mullen. that's almost as many new forces as mccrystal's requesting, but president obama is looking past numbers to the troops' revamped mission. >> go back to focusing on al qaeda, back to pushing back taliban to the extent that we can stabilize karzai's government enough so we can actual begin withdrawal from the region. >> reporter: short term, more u.s.
. >>> then a special discussion about america's failing public schools. the president's education secretary calls them dropout factories and promises sweeping change. he is touring the country with a political odd couple who share the president's vision for reform. >> i'm not sure on my side of the aisle which was more confusing to my friends, hanging out with the obama administration or hanging out with sharpton. >>> with us this morning, education secretary arne duncan, former democratic presidential candidate reverend al sharpton and former house speaker newt gingrich. >>> no the "meet the press" president as president obama lands in china this morning we look back to 1976 when george h.w. bush tries to explain a controversial chinese invitation extended to an impeached rich ad nixon. >> we can argue and there's plenty of room for opinion and i have my own personal opinion which i don't plan to divulge to you about how i feel about it but i'm telling you how the chinese feel about it. >>> but first secretary of state hillary clinton is traveling in asia with president obama. i spoke to her hours ag
ends, when you see our flag, when you touch our soil, you will be home in an america that is forever here for you just as you have been there for us. that is my promise, our nation's promise to you. >> later, president obama paid the first ever presidential visit to arlington cemetery section 60. that's the newly opened section reserved for veterans of the nation's current dual wars. of course, veterans day took on a different meaning today at ft. hood in texas. a strange day after the shooting that left 13 people dead. it's where we begin tonight with our own mark potter. mark, good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, brian. as sad as this community is, given what happened here, the mood today was much more upbeat as residents celebrated their veterans and current members of the military. >> thank you, guys. thank you. >> reporter: in killeen, texas, the town that supports ft. hood, veterans day is always an important celebration. but this year, because of the tragedy close by, is different. >> i feel like basically we just kind of had another attack, and every time -- even thou
think it's important that we clear up the confusion that's probably out across america. women are at kitchen tables trying to figure out now what is their next step. i think the next step is what they've always done, which is certainly take a look at the guideline recommendations but then have a conversation with your physician because the individual case history, the individual family history, what your body type is, what your background is is the best indicator of how often you should have this very important screening technique, a mammogram, and how frequently it should be done. >> are you telling women to ignore the recommendations of this panel? >> i'm telling women to take a look at the recommendations of the panel, which are, you know, looking globally at tens of thousands of cases, but then take that information and have a conversation with your doctor. >> are you saying that women should still consider having mammograms beginning at age 40? >> absolutely. >> some people are saying that your response to the panel's recommendations are essentially throwing this panel un
was somehow like iraq and followed iraq and was simpler than it is. >> i agree. america the past two months debated afghanistan. >> took on the complications of it. >> yes, absorbed, which is to his benefit, which is to obama's benefit. >> it's not a popular war. chris: you made that clear in your column this week. back to health care, we asked two questions, first we asked whether health care indeed will be signed this year. we have asked the same question four times since the spring of this year. it's always been unanimous that it would happen this year. this is staggering. now seven say no, it will not happen this year, five say will. we also asked the meter will delays over afghanistan and health care hurt president obama's image long material and effect how people say long term. seven say it won't. it's close, five say, yes, it's going to hurt him. you're with the five. this decision-making in public, this leaking of points of view is hurting him? >> yeah. chris: in the long term? >> it makes him look like he doesn't have resolve. he wasn't clear on it. he sounded clear on it during th
to represent his family, his church, and the state of utah, and the united states of america. >> reporter: a senior fbi official tells nbc news that a search of nidal malik hasan's e-mails, computers, and phone records has turned up nothing that would change the original assessment that he acted alone. investigators also found no notes or videos left behind by hasan. as the investigation into the shooting continues, a question has been raised about whether some of the victims were hit by friendly fire, given the number of wounds and shots reported. >> it's difficult for me to conceive of one man, an inexpert man, wielding two pistols, changing magazines to fire 100 shots with nothing further happening. >> reporter: the military though denies the friendly fire allegations. amid concerns that muslim-americans might now face a backlash as seen on this sign outside ft. hood, president obama in his internet address spoke about the value of diversity in the military. >> there are christians and muslims, jews and hindus, and nonbelievers thp they a er nonbelievers. they reflect the disveversity
a sweeping health care reform bill. >> a yes vote says to america i know thisssue is important to our family and our country and the senate should at the very least talk about it. >> reporter: that debate will begin after the thanksgiving break. some republicans have said they will halt the vote. >> i'm prepared to vote against moving the the next stage as long as a government run public option is included. >> reporter: republicans could have stop ttd bill and they still can have a single democrat breaks ranks. >> if one democrat were to say no tonight he'd be saying no to the premium increases, no to the tax cuts, no to the medicare cuts. >> reporter: both sides agree on little except for the historic nature. >> it is truly a historic piece of legislation and will be remembered as such. >> this bill is historic in its arrogance. >> reporter: health care still facing a tough fight. president obama applauded the senate vote and said he is looking forward to a thorough and productive debate. brian mohr, nbc news, washington. >>> we are following breaking news in annandale, fires discovered a b
's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> a bank robber in ohio apparently tried to eat his way out of trouble. dash cam video she's them searching this cuffed bandit when they put the note on the car. the suspect then leans over and eats the note. authorities found a bag of money with an exploded dye pack in that man's car. >>> in west virginia, a 9-year-old boy successfully stopped an adult car jacker. the boy's mother left her kids and the keys in the car when she went into a convenience store. a man got in the car to steal it, but that brave boy grabbed the keys, ran to the store for help. the suspect tried to escape but was caught by police. >>> residents in florida spotted an acknowledge i'll monkey on the loose. animal control has been trying to capture this elusive animal, but they haven't been able to catch it. so far the monkey avoided tranquilizer shots and traps. still on the loose. >>> a major piece of michael jackson history went up for auction in new york. fans had the opportunity to walk away with the spkling whi glove when he debuted the moo
. >>> now, here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> a geyser shot high in the sky in california when a massive water main broke there. pressure from that ruptured 54-inch pipe caused water to explode 20 feet above the payment. it took firefighters more than an hour to have that geyser subd subdued. the busted pipe carried recycled water for industrial purposes. >>> one man in new jersey turned a house's dining room into a bit of a garage. the errant driver lost control and plowed right through the wall of a two-story house. no one, thankfully, in that house was injured, but the man behind the wheel was taken to a local hospital. >>> an elephant in wisconsin got herself into some deep trouble. the 31-year-old african elephant somehow slipped into the mote. she was trapped in that 6-foot channel for over four hours. eventually, though, zoo officials fashioned a set of stairs and she eventually climbed out. >>> and it wasn't quite dewey defeats truman, but close. when broke out the world series champagne too early. the philadelphia enquirer declared the phi
"early today" in america. >>> say massive rockslide on camera covered a tennessee highway. news crews were on the scene shooting the aftermath of a previous rockslide that day. suddenly the ground shook again. there you see it, a wave of debris flowing down the mountain. that road, of course, will remain closed today as officials assess its stability. >>> authorities, meanwhile, saying a mother and son nearly beat a man to death outside a bar in pennsylvania. surveillance video shows the son kicking the unconscious victim in the head, all of this following an argument. a mother pushed away a good samaritan who tried to step in and help. now the son faces attempted murder charges. >>> a transit bus in chick lost control and rammed into a brick house. the bus ended up getting stuck inside part of the home and then left behind a large diagonal crack along the front of the house. at least four people were hurt but none of the injuries were serious. >>> well, the u.s. challenger for the americas cup unveiled a new strategy to help reclaim the trophy. the racing team hoisted an 8,000 pound
. >> major spoke little english when he came to america as a teenager. he put himself through college, earned a ph.d. and helped them cope with the stress of deployment. >> he was red dou deploy. he was 52 years old. the president spoke privately with all the victim families. >> the storm called ida is losing strength now and residents escaped largely unscathed. drenching rain continues to fall over the southeastern part of the country tonight. two inches of water have put things already under water in atlanta, georgia. high water stalled out cars. some drivers had to be held. power crews are staying busy with trees uprooted. >> the rain almost reached the washington area and is bringing big temperature changes with it. bob, how is it going to affect us? >> gusty winds tomorrow and a fair amount of rain to the south. look how much rain has fallen. north carolina over six inches of if month there.'s the area of rain moving to the south. folks in southern maryland, especially. the leftover rains from ida will be heading there. we'll see temperatures continue to drop and gusty winds, too. i'll t
of america's largest congregations in his saddleback church in california. pastor rick warren joins us for a discussion on faith and charity. then, he's the world's richest man, founder of computer giant microsoft. together with his wife, melinda, bill gates also runs the largest private charitable foundation in the world. they're here exclusively to discuss their mission to improve global health and education. but first, our focus on giving thanks and helping others during a tumultuous period in our country economically and politically. with us pastor, best-selling author, and be no stranger to washington, rick warren. pastor rick warren, welcome back to "meet the press." i will call you pastor rick. >> just call me rick. just call me for dinner. >> what is testing the faith of americans, do you think, as you approach this holiday season? >> well, no doubt about the economy, the war in afghanistan, but also i just think the political visions are a big deal that the coarsening of our society, demonizing differences. those things need to be dealt with. >> we think about thksgiving, we t
>>> coming to america, from gitmo to the heartland, is this e new home for captured terrorists? >>> plus new outrage over the 9/11 trial in new york. >>> banking on china. president obama's first visit. tonight a new dynamic with the biggest holder of america debt. >>> page by page. sarah palin's new book and questions about what really happened behind the scenes on the campaign trail. >>> and something to croon about. he left his heart in san francisco, but tony bennett is making a difference back in the old nehborhood, in queens. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we have learned tonight a u.s. government task force is shopping for potential locations here in the united states to house terror suspects from guantanamo bay. illinois officials said today a prison there is among those being considered to house detainees once gitmo is closed, likely sometime next year. all this comes just days after the obama administration announced it would try 9/11 suspects at a federal court here in new york. and that decision sparked a new round of outrage today,
to hurt us, hurt america. that's false. we have a lot of muslims who work in the government, helping the united states, dying for the united states. >> repter: clearly there is more to be learned about this case. more to be known about major hasan. i'm pat collins, news4, montgomery county. >>> some members of hasan's family still live in northern virginia. julie carey is in fairfax county with more on that part of the story. >> reporter: major nadal hasan has a brother and cousin in northern virginia. some came to gather on the home in the baileys crossroads area. the family will not come out to the cameras to make a statement. what they have written makes their thoughts very clear. they call major hasan's actions deplorable and despicable. inside this home, a family in seclusion. they are horrified by the rampage. a statement issued late yesterday by hasan's cousin reads, "we are shocked and saddened by the terrible events at ft. hood. we are filled with grief for the families of today's victim. our family loves america." their dismay is shared by fellow muslims at the nearby mosqu
. our family loves america." at the nearby mosque, hasans are known as successful members of the community, lawyers, bankers, involved in real estate. dr. alshbárz led prayers can express their dismay. >>xd it's tragic to see somebod born and raised in america and somebody who successfully átáár'gs of being in america and became a physician and served his country. yet, you know, he commits such a horrific crime. >> reporter: he spoke of the tragedy at ft. hood in his sermon. he says here in northern virginia, it hits doubly hard. >> we have watched the news with tearful eyes and with concern over the lives of many of our fellow citizens and those affected by the crime. also to recognize it's something that was perpetrated by somebody who potentially had been in our midst and lived in our community is doubly tragic. >> reporter: coming up on news4 at 6:00, more on this family that has been the picture of american prosperity. julie carey, back to you.ñr >> thank you. virginia tech issued this statement today, saying, quote, virginia tech has confirmed with the united st
. >> it is so important for us to do this because there are so many of america's sons and daughters finding the good fight. >> he gave the school a flag that flew over the war zones he visited. he is now back to work on the bench at d.c. superior court. >>> coming up -- at work or home, everyone's trying to avoid the swine flu. we will show you the worst places for germs and on which surfaces they last longest. >>> a beautiful november night. how long will this mild weather continue? >>> later, >>> news for your health about avoiding the swine flu. it is now an issue in schools, homes and offices across our region. knowledge is power when it comes to avoiding the germs. >> it's become a habit now. every 20 minut or so, i'm spraying something. >> ezra said he can't stop using hand sanitizing. that's because his job is throwing big events at night clubs and in that line of work, being extra friendly with 200-plus guests comes with the territory. >> you have to kind of socialize a bit, so it's one of those things that you do it but you also -- you cringe at the fact, especially someone like me
's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a heated police shoot-out in cincinnati w captured on camera. an armed suspect fled his vehicle after an officer pulled him over. well, he climbed into the cab of a nearby truck, where another officer tried to use a taser on him. that suspect shot at that female cop as a third officer arrived. the third officer fired multiple shots, fatally wounding the suspect. >>> a streaking meteor lit up the sky in utah and an observatory captured the display on video. take a look. the fireball brightened the sky to nearby daylight conditions as it entered the atmosphere. the meteor was probably the size of a stove and traveling 80,000 miles per hour but almost certainly broke up before impact. >>> a christmas controversy is brewing in alaska. u.s. postal service stopped shipping letters to santa to north pole, alaska. the mayor of that town has called this an assault on christmas. the letters usually went to the santa claus house, a favorite town attraction. but the post office says bau hum bug. for efficiently, santa
america. >> the bill is dead on arrival in the senate. moderates from swing districts, they bailed out on this bill. >> reporter: senate republicans are hoping to join forces with moderate democrats and make sure their bill looks nothing like the one that swept through the house. >>> the gulf coast is bracing for its first hurricane of the atlantic season. it's a slow-moving storm named ida. packing winds of 90 miles per hour. it's not exactly clear where ida will hit. bringing high surf and several inches of rain. despite hurricane warnings so far there are no plans for mandatory evacuations. >>> that storm strength has already been felt in el salvador where at least 124 people were killed in heavy rains and mudslidesthere. a huge rescue operation will continue this morning after thousands of homes were damaged or cut off by floodwaters. dozens of people remain missing with the country's president describing it as a tragedy. officials are hopeful that storm will weaken as it passes critical offshore oil stations in the gulf of mexico. >> now here's a look at other stories making news
news "early today" in america. >>> a group of inmates came to the rescue of a prison guard who was viciously attacked by a convict. a surveillance camera captured the prisoner approach the deputy and then begin choking him. several other inmates saw the attack and fought the assailant. one used the guard's radio to call for backup. >>> authorities in minneapolis are investigating police veo which showed a cop use a taser on what appeared to be a cooperating teenager. the 18-year-old suspect's hands were on the hood when the officer jammed the taser into his neck for 15 seconds. the police chief called this footage disturbing and is now asking the fbi and city attorney to review possible criminal charges. >>> a store clerk battled with a burglar for his rifle during a robbery in california. security video shows the cashier charge the armed robber and fight with the man for at least five minutes. the clerk eventually wrestled the rifle away, causing the suspect to run away. >>> elsewhere in california, high school students were battling gravity as they competed in pumpkin launchi
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. we learn america must go to war with clearly defined goals which is why i've ordered a review of our policy in afghanistan. chris: the president has said he does not want to commit to a long slog that takes us nowhere like in vietnam. unless he thinks we can turn things around in afghanistan, does he think we can? >> he's being asked aot of questions. and he is asking a lot of questions. and he's hearing three different points of view. he's heard from the military that the current strategy is unattainable without a large introduction of troops and being told by some people that this is never winnable. that you are never going to have an afghanistan which is stable, that is a democratic country. and then there are those who are saying actually we have no choigs. we have to win this. that the country as it stands represents such a threat to american national security that we have no choice but to win this war and that's what president obama said back in march. but there are real questions being asked i think about whether even with a big injection of troops this is a real country, a re
. hood is america's largest combat military base. thousands of soldiers here have multiple deployments to iraq and afghanistan. some of today's victims may have been preparing to deploy again. >> i'm horrified just like everyone is, and immediately you think of the soldiers who are wounded and dead, their families already under stress because they were processing to deploy. >> reporter: u.s. officials tell nbc news that the suspect nadal malik hasan was a doctor who specialized in mental health disorders and treating combat stress. and he himself may have been preparing to deploy. brian? >> jim miklaszewski starting us off at the pentagon tonight. jim, thanks. >>> and reporter jade mingus of our waco affiliate kcen tv, you saw her briefly in the setup piece, was one of the first reporters on the scene. she's with us from ft. hood. jade, we watched your work live all afternoon. at one point sirens were going on over you. there were reports of gunfire on another corner of the base and reports of 500 armed u.s. troops combing from one side of the grounds to the other. for a while there, n
manufacturers of america insisted bpa packaging is safe, and, quote, there is no need for consumers to change their purchasing or consumption patterns. officially, the fda agrees. under the bush administration, the fda ruled the bpas in packaging are safe. now under pressure, the obama fda is reviewing the science and promises a decision by the end of the month. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> news on the economy tonight. auto sales for the month of october brought good news for two of this nation's big three automakers. gm sales were up 4.7% from 2008. the company's first year over year gain in 21 months. ford's sales were also up over 3%. but chrysler continued to struggle, down 30% from the year before. >>> and warren buffett's company, berkshire hathaway, agreed today to buy the burlington northern railroad. berkshire already owned almost a quarter of the company. now it will own all of it for $26 billion in cash and stock. it's the biggest deal berkshire has ever made. buffett called it, quote, an all-in wager on the economic future of the united states. >>> on wall street here i
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t snacks a day. >> reporter: vass is the new face of hunger in middle-class america. she owns a home in a connecticut suburb that looks like a norman rockwell painting. now about five days a week she eats at a soup kitchen, where there are so many others like her. >> how often do you come here? >> every day. this is the first time i've ever been down like this in life. >> this area is where we will distribute the food. >> reporter: food pantries like this one in new york city have never seen such demand. >> we'll have about 500 or 600 families that use this space. >> 500 or 600 today? >> just today. >> hunger in america is really kind of dirty little secret. >> reporter: vicki izquera heads feeding america, a major hunger relief organization. she showed us around a 90,000-square-foot warehouse storing food for distribution in new york, a fraction of the charity's nationwide effort. >> this crisis that we're dealing with involving 49 million people is likely to take a couple of years to begin seeing recovery. >> i don't know how long -- how much longer i can handle it. there's all the
for america's the first hard numbers on a make or break weekend for america's retailers. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. what began as an early morning car crash involving the world's richest athlete is making headlines beyond the sports globe. tiger woods was hospitalized after smashing his suv into a tree declined to meet for investigators for a second time today raising new questions about what happened and how his wife, elin, may have been involved. nbc's cristen dahlgren is here the woods' home in windermere, gra. >> reporter: there's a village of media outside tiger woods gated community. this was a day authorities thought they would get to speak to woods and his wife. yesterday they were told he was sleeping and wasn't able to talk, and today another brush off. tiger woods' wife elin drove into their gated community this morning with a stare but no comment for the army of reporters about the crash that injud her husband early friday morning. these are some of the first images from a local television station of woods' manage ammed cadillac suv. the
down the road? >> well, first of all, most people in america who don't want this, so to be the people to defeat itould be popular. ed something important. 60% to 80% of the things we talk about in health care could have passed the house last night 400-20, but instead the democrat leadership chose not to stop there but to try to cram down the country's throat a government-run health care system. a cbo congressional budget office says it is going to drive up health insurance premiums. the american people thought the idea was to get control of the cost. $500 billion cuts in medicare, states like mississippi and pennsylvania are going to be forced to raise our taxes because part of the cost of this is being dumped on us. there are lots of things in here that most americans don't want. i don't believe the senate will pa, but, yeah, we could have a very good health care reform bill that would pass overwhelmingly, but about ten things in here wouldn't be included. >> governor rendell, if you talk in terms of what health care means, if premiums do go up, if the middle class does feel a tax hi
in communities and to say that we cannot, the united states of america, cannot handle these individuals, and our justice system just isn't up to it. of course we can do it. we can give them a fair trial. look, we executed timothy mcai going to be convicted. i don't see that that's fair. this is just grandstanding so that we can prove to the world what a wonderful judiciary system we have. let's get back to the basics. let's have the military tribunal where this belongs. >> what do you make of that, congresswoman shikowski? secretary of state clinton is a brilliant woman besides being a politician, and she said on "meet the press" yesterday, she said we're going to try and execute him, he's going to pay the ultimate penalty. it sounds like one of those old cowboy movies where we're going to try him and then hang him. if it we're going to hang him, why have we already decided that, that he's guilty? >> because that's what we do in the united states of america. and even the most heinous criminals who are arrested for horrible crimes like molesting children are given trials in order to hear the test
some popular snacks. (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. oudreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> well, they may be comforting. but they're going to cost you. the small treats that can lead to an expanding waistline. >> i used to eat candy bars. but it wasn't worth it. i moved on to cakes and pies. >> reporter: quick, easy, sweet and delicious. there's no denying that some of the tastier things in life come at a price. but all of the added calories could end up with bulging bellies. >> if i ate one cup of macaroni and cheese, i would have to run 3 miles to burn it off. >> reporter: it comes with consequences. >>e eat casually, mindlessly, without thinking about how am i going to get rid of this thing. the body counts every carie. we know cel
moore starts us off with the latest from capitol hill. >> god bless america. >> reporter: in cities across the country, more protest about health care reform. a rare saturday session leading up to a critical vote. not on an actual bill, but to go ahead and debate the bill. >> why would anyone be afraid in the greatest society in the world to debate health care? what are they afraid of? >> reporter: democrats had not one vote to spare. she will not stand for a bill with a public option. >> i am opposed to a new government administered health care plan. >> reporter: republicans are opposed to the cost and the size. >> this big thing, this monstrosity -- >> we just need one. not many. just one democrat who will come here and say i am pro-life. if we don't stand together tonight, this bill will ratically expand abortion and i can't live with that. >> reporter: the obama administration said it urges quick action on the landmark bill prodding the senate to keep on moving with the holidays around the corner. democrats want to start the debate after the thanksgiving break. the president is
of america's top properties and designs. thanks for stopping in. i'll see you next time on "open house." au revoir! captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this week on "hispanics today"... actor tony plana: he's one of the brightest stars on tv, but tony's personal passion plays out miles away from hollywood in a tiny theatre in east l.a. we'll take you there with tony. toyota: it's cars have been fixtures on american roads for half a century now. you know the cars, but step behind the scenes and see how the world's leading automaker is reaching out to empower a whole new generation of latino leaders. and we meet the dynamic latina who's taken the world of public relations by storm. not even a fire in her business could slow down her rise to the top. >> hello from our studios in washington d.c. i'm erica ortiz. bienvenidos, and welcome to "hispanics today." heading into its third season on tv, there's no question the hit show "ugly betty" will be a prime-time favorite for years to come. but long after the show is in reruns, the work one of its stars is doing of
has largely financed america's deficit lending hundreds of billions to fund stimulus issue. combatting climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea atop his agenda there. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> the priz will be in china all day tomoow and then on wednesday he goes to south korea. >>> general motors made a big announcement today. that the money going to gm is about to go back. repaying the $6.7 billion in government loans next month. first, there will be a $1.2 billion payment. and gm says it could pay off the full amount by 2011. that's four years ahead of schedule. jay gray has our report. >> reporter: the economic engine is apparently running again for the u.s. auto industry. >> we actually generated cash in this period. >> reporter: cutting jobs and closing dealerships, me efficient general motors generated $3.3 billion in the third quarter and announced today it would use some of that capital to begin paying back government loans. >> we certainly feel that repaying the loan portion of the taxpayer's support is a personal commitment. we feel very str
forward to that. >>> how about trick-or-treating at the most famous house in america? the front door of the white house decorated with giant pumpkins. part of a special event for 2,000 d.c. area children. >> i don't recall seeing this before. trick-or-treaters walking up to the front door of the white house. the president was there along with the first lady handing out goodies. the first lady was going for the leopard look. >>> we'll begin this morning with a story that's still developing in cleveland where police have discovered as many as six bodies inside the home of a convicted rapist. the man who lived there is behind bars today as police continue their investigation nbc's low cowen has the story. >> reporter: this story on cleveland's east side has been hiding a terrible secret. for how long? no one knows. inside police found two bodies on the third floor. one under the stairs in the basement, perhaps two more hidden in a crawl space and one buried in the backyard. >> we have three bodies located. we also have removed from the scene what we believe to be three additional bodies
? >> absolutely not. we are obviously living in hard times. here's where he made commitments to the america people. first to strengthen the relationships with the rest of the world to solve common problems. we have made huge strides in that. secondly, to change the way washington works. obviously, the national republican party has made a political decision not based on principle but politics to oppose him. if you look at -- there's deep cynicism in american that their voices aren't heard, the lobbyists carry the day. president obama has a revolving door. for if first time everyone that goes to the white mouse will be released to rebuild trust. third, was that he was going to wake up every day fighting for the middle class and that's what he has do. creating or saving a million jobs. a tax cut to 95% of working families. keeping hundreds of thousands of people in their home expanding health care for children. >> you look at the polling, how much danger is the president and his party as we approach 2010 in a pretty bad anti-incumbent mood right now? >> well i would say r
their destination by 100 miles and what they had (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our slves rolled u r dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> newly released tapes from the faa control tower shed new light on the northwest airline that overshot their destination. they were asked repeatedly for explanations to make sure the plane hadn't been hijacks. we have the report. >> reporter: it went on for an hour and 17 minutes. controllers in several states urgently trying to raise northwest 188 from san diego to minneapolis and asking each other how to handle it. >> what's their procedure, do they hold orders for it. >> i don't know. >> you can't reach them at all. after flying 150 miles past, flight 158 flies up. >> our overhead would like to make a 180. controllers become concerned the p
with the salahis. they talk about the america's cup polo event and the charity it's supposed to fund. last may virginia officials issued this warning about journey for the cure, cautioning it was not properly registered and contributions may be used for noncharitable purposes. this long-time friend of michaele's who cut off ties said she has been called by investigators. >> i did become aware of the investigation. the investigator said this is very serious because we've been following them for many years now. >> reporter: the journey for the cure website indicates the salahis have registered. gregory was a former limo drive and claims he is still owed more than $2,500 for work he did at the polo event. >> i was happy there is a little bit of exposure now that they are starting to take a look at them. >> reporter: this man defends his friends. >> they have a big personality. any time you're on top, there are always people that want to push you down. it's just part of the way things are when you're bigger than life. they live bigger than life. they have a great time. >>> coming up on news4 at 6:
and chills to pay respect to america's veterans, with so many men and women in harms way in iraq and afghanistan, day is all the more important. >> i pray for them every day. >> they are our brothers. >> they're a little bit younger than we are, but they're our brothers. >> reporter: megan mcgrath, news4. >> there were several other veterans day ceremonies that took place today across maryland, d.c. and virginia.çó family members of victims say they are relieved today following the execution last night of sniper master mind john allen muhammad. muhammad was put to death by lethal injection at a correctional facility in virginia last night for the shooting death of dean myers. myers was one of ten people shot and killed by muhammad, and accomplice lee boyd malvo over a period of three weeks back in october 2002. witnesses to muhammad's execution say he was unrepentant to the end and refused to utter any final words. they say his death was a contrast to that of his victims'. >> he was clean-shaven, he was calm, they laid him down, he didn't resist. they asked him after that, mr.
goal. game tied at 1. green feeling like the sickest man in america for that one. still tied at one. devils on the power play. here they come. fires it and scores the second goal of the night. capitals, 3-2. >>> a season gone awry. the players were asked forheir thoughts. clinton portis since he was traded in 2004, talked about his relationship with the owner. >> i don't think -- i think we speak, we talk, we laugh, we joke and so on. i stayed the night over at his house. did anything special. it's a cool relationship. i think people, not knowing, people always assume how could i miss. it's not clinton trying to get out of anything. [ bleep ] run into mrs. snyder, i think i'd go out and bust my butt on the field and she aappreciate that. >> give me $50 million, >>> their owner was taking a shower when one of the dogs started pulling on the leg. gordon got out to see what was wrong and came face to face with >>> tonight show is next. >> good night.
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in to the president. several questions seemed scripted. this one on america's military support of taiwan, a thorn in u.s.-china relations, received applause. >> we'd like to know your position on this question. thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: in a lighter moment, a student asked the president for advice on how to win a nobel peace prize. >> i don't know if there is a curriculum or course of study that leads you to win the nobel peace prize. >> all right, chuck todd, looks like we've lost our signal from shanghai. hopefully we'll have more reporting from him later this morning. >>> moving on this other news this morning, with the u.s. now calling on pakistan to do more to rein in extremists, today a car bombing close to peshawar and the afghan border killed at least four people and wounded more than 30 others. >>> there is big news this morning from general motors cnbc's erin burnett is at the new york stock exchange with more. erin, gm is now saying it will begin paying back its government bailout money. soon. >> this is a big story here. the company reporting a quarterly loss this morning but t
found cranberry sauce. and then a brisk work out on the stationary bike for the desserts. >>> america's diabetes epidemic may basketball to get worse. researchers at the university of chicago say the number of diabetes cases in the u.s. may double in the next 25 years from 23 million to 44 million. that would nearly triple the costs associated with the disease. there is some good news, though. experts predict obesity levels will plateau in the next decade and then decline. they expect 1 in 4 americans to be obese. >>> and in saudi arabia, they have a closess of gathering have precautions. anybody testing for swine flu is sent straight to a special hospital. sanitation teams are disinfecting the great mosques. they are looking to see if the virus mutates into something more deadly. >> it's something we watch carefully. we have a few drugs we can use. we want to have drugs that could treat ill people. >> only four deaths attributed to the virus, but the real total won't be known until pilgrims are back in their own countries. >>> the dow has been down more than 200 points in early going
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